Big Music in the Movies

Saturday, February 23rd, at 10:00am

Got your Oscar picks yet for 2019? How about Best Score? Chris Palestrant can help you there. Come discover the movies’ greatest secrets. Did you know that when George Lucas was directing Star Wars in 1977, he needed something new for his theme music? John Williams gave it to him: a style taken from… an opera written in 1869! His trick resulted in one of the most popular and important film scores ever written. Come discover connections Chris has revealed between movie music and Romantic-era symphony music and the effect it has on you when you go to the movies. Experience the second revolution in film scoring, and a close look at this year’s Oscar contenders. It will change the way you watch movies forever! (All ages, 120 mins)

Walk-ins welcome; advance tickets available here.